Funeral Planning Online and How to Plan a Funeral
Here you'll find "how-to" guides for making immediate funeral arrangements and for planning a funeral in advance. Use our Online Funeral Planner and get instant funeral cost estimates or print out our Funeral Planning Guide to compile everything you'll need when making funeral arrangements.
If you have never arranged a funeral before, the process is quite daunting. It's also not something you do everyday, and the various guides in this section are meant to lead you through the stages of planning and pre-planning a funeral.
How Do I Arrange a Funeral Now?
The following guides will take you through the steps of arranging a funeral from making the first call when someone dies to the various arrangements to be made following the funeral.
1) First Call. The deceased is still at the place of death and a "first call" needs to be made to arrange for transportation of the deceased to a funeral home or other funeral service facility.
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2) Deceased Transportation. The First Call results in an initial transfer of the deceased from the place of death to a funeral home or other facility. In some cases, a second transfer may be required either — locally to another funeral home — or to another city for ceremonies and burial...